Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is the process of gathering and analyzing information that is publicly available or freely accessible. It is a valuable resource for diverse fields ranging from business intelligence to national security, journalism to ethical hacking. The term “Open Source” in this context refers to publicly available information, not to be confused with open-source software.
Social engineering is a term that often appears in cybersecurity discussions, but its relevance stretches far beyond that domain. At its core, social engineering is the art of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information, typically to achieve illicit ends. This form of deception relies heavily on human interactions and often involves tricking people into breaking normal security procedures.